POSTED: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 7:16pm
UPDATED: Monday, September 30, 2013 - 9:10am
El Paso — Airline baggage fees have cost Americans a whopping 1.7 billion dollars within the first six months of this year alone - that's according to a new government report.
The Bureau of Transportation says it's a record breaking number. From January until June, Delta Airlines raked in the most money - collecting nearly 430 million dollars in baggage fees.
The airline charges travelers 25 dollars for the first checked bag and 35 dollars for the second.
We spoke to travelers at El Paso International Airport today about the charges.